This webinar will highlight issues faced by older women who are victims of domestic abuse, giving this very hidden population a voice. The aim of the event is to help inform academics, practitioners, and general members of the public key concerns in relation to older women and domestic abuse, and the barriers they face in accessing help.
It will include contributions from Dr Elizabeth Martin who will discuss findings from her PhD research, and Rebecca Zerk, who is Research Project Manager of Dewis Choice, the first dedicated service in the UK for older people who have experienced domestic abuse. Domestic Violence social work researcher and activist Prof. John Devaney from Edinburgh University, will Chair. A discussion will take place after the presentations.
This event is supported by the British Society of Gerontology.